Neil King Jr.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

Feb 4

The White House in Barrington, IL

Pleased to be bringing American Ramble to Chicagoland with a discussion of the walk and the book, with lively discussion to follow. 

Dec 6

Chesapeake Forum lecture; Easton MD

An illustrated account of a month-long walk from Washington DC to New York City in the spring of 2021 that became the book, American Ramble. 

Oct 1

Haystack Book Festival appearance, Norfolk, CT

The great narrative nonfiction writer Rinker Buck and I talk about America from the vantage point of the slow and attentive traveler. [ADVANCE REGISTRATION NEEDED]

Aug 26

BookHampton book event – South Hampton, NY

American Ramble takes to the Hamptons in early summer for a book talk and conversation.

Jul 11

Talking Princeton: Bringing the Ramble to the ivory tower in an evening discussion of my walk through New Jersey, including the paddle across the Delaware at Washington’s Crossing.

Event co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and the Princeton Historical Society. 

Jun 22

Book Talk: Cranbury Public Library, Cranbury, NJ

A discussion of one of my favorite stops along the ramble, from whence I paddled up Cranbury Brook beneath the Jersey Turnpike in a borrowed kayak. 

May 22

Park City Book Event – Summit County Public Library

Bringing the Ramble and related stories and conversation to the beauty of Park City, with a lively event at the Summit County Library. [Event is free but seating is limited, so register.]

May 20

San Francisco book talk – Book Passage, The Ferry Building

A discussion on the joys of walking and seeing a slice of America – or anywhere – at three miles an hour. 

May 13

Santa Fe, N.M. – The Collected Works Bookshop

Bringing American Ramble to the heart of Santa Fe, a place close to my heart in one of my favorite states. Well worth the lovely drive south from Boulder. 

May 11

The Tattered Cover, McGregor Square, Denver, Colorado

A wide-ranging, mile-high talk on the art of the ramble and the inspiration behind American Ramble. 

American Ramble Book Club

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I am open to engaging with any larger book clubs via Zoom, or in person if feasible. (By larger I mean a dozen people or more.) Feel free to drop me a line.

In the meantime, here are some prompts to help stimulate conversation.

American Ramble by Neil King Jr.